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02/22/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.

The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.

The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.

Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”

Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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11/02/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan, shown here at an earlier meeting, said at the Town Board work session Tuesday that "what we’ve just done here is a compromise.”

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan, shown here at an earlier meeting, said at the Town Board work session Tuesday that “what we’ve just done here is a compromise.”

After four and a half months of exploring the subject of short-term rentals, the Town Board is still edging toward a resolution that would allow a maximum of eight such rentals per year with six of those limited to seven or fewer days each.

About a dozen residents were on hand at Tuesday’s work session to express concerns about the decision that would apply limits to a full year, not just the summer months as had been initially considered. Some worried that property owners would use up their maximum yearly allotment during the summer months and there would be no place for visitors coming for a weekend in the fall or spring. (more…)

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08/26/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)

04/29/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

Those in favor of a sensible plan to bring affordable housing — either for purchase or rent — to the Island have had a setback.

Neighbors near a plot on North Ferry Road have voiced strong opposition to a project first aired at the town’s Community Housing Board (CHB) late last month. Real estate broker Janalyn Travis-Messer suggested constructing a two-unit structure — one three-bedroom house with an attached one-bedroom unit — that could provide, it was said, affordable living spaces. (more…)